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Wild US election fascinates, worries Iran after nuclear deal

Mideast Iran US Election

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – After decades of officially-imposed detachment from the “Great Satan,” Iranians are this time transfixed by the wild U.S. presidential campaign, mindful that the next White House occupant could have direct impact on their lives. At the heart of the matter is last year’s deal with world …

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Obama: Taliban leader’s death a ‘milestone’ for Afghan peace

Barack Obama

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – President Barack Obama said Monday that the violent death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour by a U.S. airstrike should send a “clear signal” to anti-American extremists that “we’re going to protect our people.” Obama also said Mansour’s death was an “important milestone” in the …

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Iraqi forces battle IS militants outside Fallujah

Iraq Protests

BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi government forces on Monday pushed Islamic State militants out of some agricultural areas outside of Fallujah as they launched a military offensive to recapture the city from the extremists, officials said. Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and paramilitary troops, Iraqi government forces launched the long-awaited military …

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Yemen suicide attacks kill at least 45 army recruits

APTOPIX Mideast Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) – A pair of suicide bombings killed at least 45 people in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on Monday, security officials said. They said the bombings targeted young men seeking to join the army. One suicide car bomber targeted a line outside an army recruitment center, killing …

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Experts say perfect security is elusive at all airports

France Egypt Plane

PARIS (AP) – Explosives in the form of paper, or concealed in a medicine-sized bottle and looking like salt. Tiny electric detonators. Security agents at the main airport in Paris are trained to detect all manner of increasingly sophisticated devices that could doom a flight. But the chilling reality is …

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